Former Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris has officially signed with the Dallas Cowboys.
The former 2012 six-round draft pick and two-time Pro-Bowler came to Valley Ranch on Monday for a visit, and he has agreed to a two-year contract worth $3.5 million.
Morris, 26, will always be remembered for his amazing rookie season when he ran for over 1,600 yards and scored 13 touchdowns as the Redskins won the NFC East.
Unfortunately, Morris’ productivity has dropped over the past three seasons, but he’s still been a very useful player, as he ran for over 1,000 yards in the 2013 and 2014 seasons. He’s coming off a season, in which, he rushed for a career-low of 751 yards, averaging less than four yards per carry, and scoring only one touchdown.
Nonetheless, Morris has the most carries in the league over the last four years.
I am going to be honest. I never thought that Alfred Morris would become a Cowboy. Lance Dunbar re-signed with Dallas last week, but I believe that he’ll be used more as a backfield receiver-type player rather than just running the ball, which may be why Dallas pursued Morris.
However, with the signing of Morris, it’s now being questioned whether the Cowboys will draft a running with their fourth overall pick. Ohio State’s Ezekiel Elliott was seen as the one who would be picked, but quite honestly, I don’t know what to expect with this pick.
By signing with Dallas, Morris has got a chance to get his career back on track. With a young and talented offensive line, we can expect him to put good stats.
Right now I don’t see a starting running back on the Cowboys offense. At least not yet. I don’t expect to see a decision made on who will start until the end of the preseason. Morris will compete with Darren McFadden for the starting job.